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            Showing posts with label White Men Gone Wild.
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            Monday, May 11, 2015

            Nancy Gordeuk, TNT Academy, And Should Racist People Lose Their Jobs?!?

            , assuming you weren't under a rock or too consumed with NBA buzzer beaters this weekend.[1]
            A high school graduation in Georgia turned bizarre Friday night when the school’s founder and principal accused African-American attendees of disrupting the program that she had flubbed herself.

            Nancy Gordeuk, of the nontraditional TNT Academy in Atlanta suburb Stone Mountain, blurted out, “Look who’s leaving — all the black people” to the stunned audience at a local church, two videos of the incident show.

            The graduation had fallen off track when Gordeuk somehow forgot to call on the school’s valedictorian to speak and then attempted to call the room back to order when alerted to her mistake at the end of the bumpy ceremony, WAFB-TV reported.

            You people are being so rude to not listen to his speech,” she tells the audience in the footage. “It’s my fault that we missed it in the program.” She adds: “Looks who’s leaving — all the black people.”

            The entire audience gets up and leaves after the educator’s rant devolves into the race-based accusation.

            Gordeuk apologized in a TV interview the following day and claimed the video had been taken out of context. But longer footage of the incident recorded in a different section of the audience shows her calling a man who was filming with his tablet a “goober” and a “coward” and challenging him to identify himself.
            Here's the video. I'm not gonna lie, at first I thought this was a Lisa Lampanelli standup routine gone viral, but then googled the school and found out TNT Academy is an actual real life thing and holy sh*t, this woman's in charge of an actual real life school!!!!



            So far, the response over the internets has been predictable. A lot of people think this woman is a best uncouth, and at worst, blatantly racist to single out black people for leaving early when clearly there are lots of people of all races leaving. Others are siding with Mrs. Gordeuk, asserting that she was merely calling attention to the race of the majority of those leaving, and besides, "if blacks didn't loot and riot in Baltimore nobody would say such things in the first place" and "if only you people stopped killing each other and pulled up your pants and quit voting for Democrats all the time".

            Gordeuk, in a strange sequence of events, initially (!!!) for her momentary racism before settling on the "goobers" in the audience who brought the "racist comment" (her words) out of her mouth.

            Here's the thing my parents always taught me: Nobody can bring anything out of you that's not already in there. Nobody.

            I find it quite hard to believe that this was the first time Gordeuk done anything suspect, and many of those in attendance at the graduation seems to echo that sentiment. Since she's technically the founder of the school, it's unlikely she's be fired, but she might just need to fall on the sword anyway since whatever government funding her school gets is inevitably gonna be pulled after this. And props to parents of all races for getting up and leaving after this classless and offensive display.

            Seriously, America, grow up already.

            Question: Does this lady deserve to be fired? Was her statement racist, or just racial?!?

            [1] Seriously, three days, three buzzer beating game winners. In what other sport does this occur?

            Monday, April 13, 2015

            Tulsa "Reserve Deputy" Kills Black Man In Real Life Version Of "The Purge".

            If you're even remotely familiar with the movie series "The Purge", you know the premise is that once a year (or is it every other year?), for about 12 hours, martial law is declared and citizens can basically kill anyone without repercussions. Rich people hold "Purge Parties" in which they purchase a poor person to kill for their own merriment, just because they can afford to do so. The movies, while put together in typical Hollywood thriller/horror fashion, are meant to convey a deeper message about how the wealthy control the poor in this country北京体彩网官方网站. They're damn good, and the 3rd installment drops next year. I'll be waiting on Fandango.

            I can't help but think about the odd parallels between those movies and l, as more details about the "policeman" who mistook a gun for a taser come to light.
            The Tulsa cop who accidentally shot and killed a man when he meant to use his Taser this weekend was revealed as 73-year-old Robert Charles Bates, a reserve deputy-slash-millionaire.

            According to the Tulsa World News, Bates, who donated $2,500 to help a Tulsa sheriff get re-elected to office, is one of 100 reserve officers supplementing the city’s police department, and was serving on the Violent Crimes Task Force when he unwittingly gunned down Eric Courtney Harris, a convicted meth dealer who was attacking a fellow officer.

            Maj. Shannon Clark told the World that Bates, who was honored as Reserve Deputy of the Year in 2011, was indeed trained for fieldwork, kind of: “What I will say is that the deputy had the specialty training to be assigned to this task force, similar to what a full-time deputy would have had.”

            Bates, who founded an insurance company and serves as its executive, is currently the subject of a civil lawsuit filed by his former company.
            Let that one sink in for a moment: This "Reserve Deputy", was only a "Reserve Deputy" because he ponied up a large campaign donation. Basically this was a rich old man who, instead of doing typical rich old man sh*t like suntanning on a bed of hundred dollar bills aboard a yacht whilst being fed grapes by Armenian hookers, decided he'd rather get his Police Academy: Citizens On Patrol-on. Seriously, what's an old man who isn't even a real cop doing riding shotgun on a potentially dangerous, high-profile undercover sting mission? I don't care how much "training" he had, he had no business being on this case.

            [On a completely unrelated note: That old man's got some impressive footspeed. He closed on Eric Harris, a man nearly half his age, like he was an NFL cornerback. That was some vintage Darrell Green sh*t right there.]

            All that aside, I can't imagine why this old man's not being charged with murder. This "accident" cost a man his life, and at what cost? Harris allegedly was slangin' crystal meth, but they set him up with an illegal gun sell, which seems all sorts of wrong and ass backwards. Is that how they get down in Oklahoma? Maybe Kevin Durant should come back to DC after all.

            None of this excuses Harris' actions: You can't sell a bootleg Ruger in a trailer park, run when 5-0 rolls up, and expect to not get your ass kicked. But last I checked, running from the police wasn't a crime worthy of the death penalty.[1]

            [Update: .]

            Question: Does it disturb you that people can become "cops" by simply giving to a political campaign?

            [1] BTW, this was all captured with body cameras. Still no conviction of the "cop". I'm not sure "video proof" changes the equation much here. The issue is that so many cops (not all, by any means, but enough of them) just don't exhibit the level of competency that this very dangerous, very difficult job demands. Body cameras, and dash cameras don't fix that.

            Monday, March 9, 2015

            Oklahoma Fraternity Suspended For Being Racist Idiots.

            ? I'm not really sure...
            The University of Oklahoma is immediately severing "all ties and affiliations" between the school and its local Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the university president said today, in the wake of a video that purportedly shows members of the chapter singing a racist chant.

            The video, which surfaced over the weekend, was posted to Twitter by Unheard, which describes itself as "an alliance of black students organized for change within campus administration and atmosphere." The video shows young men on a bus chanting, "There will never be a n----r at SAE."

            The tweet, directed at OU president David Boren, said, "Racism is alive at The University of Oklahoma." Boren said in a written statement today that all ties and affiliations between the school and chapter are "hereby severed."
            Here's the video in question.



            Note: If you look at the photo above (apparently the same frat, different chapter, a few years ago) you'll notice there are indeed, quite a few niggers in SAE. But whatever.

            I'm glad the school moved quickly and swiftly to root out these morons. Good for you, OU.

            Question: Does this even surprise you?

            Thursday, March 5, 2015

            Your Daily Reminder Of Why You Should Never, Ever, Ever Move To Ferguson, Missouri.

            into the foolishness that is Ferguson PD, and the findings were not pretty. , and I don't have the brain space to do so. Read, digest, and discuss below.
            The federal government on Wednesday called for a massive overhaul of the law enforcement practices of this St. Louis suburb in a scathing report that found the city regularly engaged in unconstitutional practices that had the heaviest impact on Ferguson’s black residents.

            The long-anticipated report detailed systemic issues with the Ferguson Police Department and its municipal court, and provided accounts of individual incidents, many based on police reports authored by Ferguson officers. The report lends force to the complaints of protesters and some Ferguson residents, who have long said the city treated them as sources of revenue rather than citizens to be protected.

            In a briefing with reporters on Wednesday, a Justice Department official expressed confidence that Ferguson could implement a lengthy list of necessary reforms. The official said the city cooperated with the DOJ investigation, and a meeting with Ferguson officials on Tuesday was not adversarial.

            But the public reaction of Ferguson officials to the damning report left unclear what will happen next. Mayor James Knowles III made a brief statement before cameras on Wednesday night, announcing that one Ferguson employee who sent racist emails mentioned in the report had been fired, and two other employees who sent racist emails were on leave.

            Yet Knowles, who appeared without police Chief Tom Jackson or other city officials, gave no indication that his government would continue to cooperate with federal civil rights officials. And the racist emails, though disturbing, were only a minor component of the lengthy federal report, which called into question the city’s entire approach to policing and the enforcement of its municipal code.

            The report raises the question of whether the Ferguson will continue to operate its own police department or instead contract with another law enforcement agency. Ferguson is one of the smallest cities subjected to such a Justice Department probe, and the high cost of implementing reforms, along with an anticipated decrease in municipal court revenue from fines and fees, may force the city to consider disbanding its police force of just over 50 officers.

            ---

            A damning report released by the Justice Department on Wednesday heavily criticized the operations of the police department and municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a white police officer in August.

            DOJ’s civil rights investigation into the Ferguson criminal justice system found that authorities have routinely violated the rights of black citizens and have used tickets to generate revenue for the city.

            Many police officers “appear to see some residents, especially those who live in Ferguson’s predominately African-American neighborhoods, less as constituents to be protected than as potential offenders and sources of revenue,” in part due to city policies, according to the report.

            The Justice Department also disclosed several emails sent by current Ferguson officials over the past several years that reveal racial bias. One email depicted President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee. Another email described a man who wanted to get welfare for his dogs because they were “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddies are.” A third email included a photo depicting bare-chested dancing women with the caption “Michelle Obama’s High School Reunion,” while another email included jokes about Muslims.

            The report found that city, police and court officials have “worked in concert to maximize revenue at every stage of the enforcement process” for several years.
            Ugh, my brain hurts.

            Question: What's your read on all this?

            Tuesday, March 3, 2015

            Letting Your Kids Play Outside Unsupervised Is Now Known As "Free Range Parenting".

            I grew up in an outer suburb of a medium-sized city in North Carolina. In the 80's. Our town was safe, meaning random violent crime was basically non-existent. Like most of you, I played around the neighborhood, rode my bike all over town with my friends, went out first thing in the morning and came 北京体彩网官方网站 when the streetlights came on. And yes, I occasionally got into trouble and did a lot of stuff a preteen probably shouldn't have been allowed to do. In retrospect, I probably had a little too much freedom, but reality is, having few boundaries as a child actually helped me learn to respect them as an adult.

            Fast forward 30 some years, and I have 3 kids of my own. I live in the inner suburbs of a very large city. It's every bit as safe as the neighborhood I grew up in. Sometimes I see kids ride their bikes up the street without parental supervision, but most of the kids who are outside tend to congregate in driveways and shoot hoops at most. Our kids are too young to do much of anything outside without us, and I'm not sure they will when they're of age. Not because the world's become more dangerous for kids (it hasn't), but because societal attitudes towards unsupervised play have changed dramatically. In short: if your kids are out on their own, somebody is prolly gonna call CPS on your ass.

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            The Maryland parents investigated for letting their young children walk 北京体彩网官方网站 by themselves from a park were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over questions of parenting and children’s safety.

            Danielle and Alexander Meitiv hoped the nationally debated case — which has lit up social media and brought a dozen television film crews to their Silver Spring 北京体彩网官方网站 — would be dismissed after a two-month investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective 北京体彩网官方网站.

            But the finding of unsubstantiated child neglect means CPS will keep a file on the family for at least five years and leaves open the question of what would happen if the Meitiv children get reported again for walking without adult supervision.

            The parents say they will continue to allow their son, Rafi, 10, and daughter Dvora, 6, to play or walk together, and won’t be swayed by the CPS finding.

            The case dates to Dec. 20, when police picked up the two Meitiv children walking in Silver Spring on a Saturday afternoon after someone reported them. The parents said that they gradually let the pair take walks on their own and that their children knew the area, which is along busy Georgia Avenue.

            The Meitivs said they would not have allowed the one-mile outing from Woodside Park to their 北京体彩网官方网站 if they did not feel their children were up to it. The siblings made it halfway before police stopped them.

            The Meitivs’ decision letter, dated Feb. 20, said the CPS investigation had been completed and would be closed. It cited a finding of unsubstantiated child neglect and made note of an appeals process.
            Since this happened not far from my house, I've probably got a very different take on this than some might. The park that the kids were left in is notorious for having 北京体彩网官方网站less people and random walkers by. Sure, there are lots of parents there usually, but it's a huge, sprawling area with lots of trees. If someone wanted to grab your child and make a run for it, they prolly could and you wouldn't notice it. Likewise, the mile that the kids walked 北京体彩网官方网站 is through a very busy and congested downtown area. The cops probably should have stopped the kids, and were definitely in the right for considering this a case of possible neglect. Walking back 北京体彩网官方网站 from your neighborhood playground, this is not.



            On the other hand, I sorta get where these parents are coming from. While society's views on this topic have changed, reality is that kids simply don't get abducted by strangers any more now than they did when I was a child. Sure, the omnipresence of shows like "To Catch A Predator" and "20/20" makes it feel that way, but more times than not when kids go missing it's via a parent and part of a custody battle. You've got a better chance of winning the DC Lottery than your kid being snatched off the sliding board.

            All that said, while I admire these parents (and really, really hate the term "Free Range Parenting"[1]) they were dead assed wrong here. There are other ways to prove your point. Having your kids play Frogger on Georgia Avenue isn't one of them.

            Question: Do you allow your kids to play outside unsupervised? Do you differ from your parents on this issue? Were these "Free Range Parents" dead assed wrong?

            [1] "Free Range Parenting" sounds like something you do to livestock.

            Wednesday, January 7, 2015

            Some Idiot Tried To Bomb An NAACP Field Office. Failed.

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            An improvised explosive device was detonated against the exterior wall of a building housing the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday, officials said.

            The explosion knocked items off the office walls but no one was injured.

            Agents from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives went to the scene after the blast to gather evidence and place markers.

            The FBI said that a gasoline can was placed next to the device but the contents did not ignite.

            According to the the FBI, officials are seeking a "potential person of interest," described as a balding white male, about 40 years old.

            "He may be driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate," the FBI said in a statement said.

            The explosion was heard near the building on the 600 block of South El Paso Street on the southern end of the city just before 11 a.m. Those nearby reported hearing a "loud boom."
            I'm guessing this story didn't get much pub because the perpetrator was so incompetent that he couldn't even set off the device properly and nobody actually died.

            Still, a person rigged an IED to an office building in broad daylight! In America! Yesterday!

            Let me repeat...

            A person rigged an IED to an office building in broad daylight! In America! Yesterday!

            This is domestic terrorism at its most blatant form. I'm hoping they catch this idiot terrorist before he suddenly grows brain cells and successfully pulls off a terrorist act.

            Question: Did you even hear about this story? Why do you think it's not getting more traction? Is the media "all raced out" after #BlackLivesMatter?!?

            Monday, October 27, 2014

            Ashy Or Classy?!? Ray Rice Halloween Costumes.

            For the first time in my adult life, I'm actually dressing up for Halloween. I'm going as a Secret Service Agent, to provide security for my 2 year old, who is going as Princess Tiana. I know some of you are saying "why Secret Service Agent", and the answer is really simple: because it's the easiest costume ever. Put on a black suit, crisp white dress shirt, all black tie, and black shades. I might have to create an earpiece, but whatever. It's a simple, largely inoffensive costume.

            Of course, for some people, simple and inoffensive isn't what Halloween's all about. S, often with disastrous results.
            Photos of people dressing up as Ray Rice for Halloween are drawing ire from social media.

            Last month, Rice was cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL after video surfaced of the football player punching his now-wife Janay Rice unconscious in an elevator.

            In one photo, a man wearing Rice's No. 27 Ravens jersey drags a blow-up doll by a leg. In another photo, a man in blackface wears a Rice jersey and poses next to a woman, who has a black eye. Kids are dressing up as Rice as well. In one instance, a boy carries a doll by the hair.
            So yeah, this happened. Seriously, white folks, WTF?!?


            Whatever "parent" allowed their kid to dress up as Ray Rice, complete with an "abused Janay Palmer doll" needs to have CPS called to their house pronto. This sh*t is Ashy and damn near perverted.

            Question: Ashy Or Classy? Are these costumes disgusting, or good ole' fashioned American fun?!?

            Tuesday, October 7, 2014

            Mike Brown Protestors And Cardinals Fans Collide. It Gets Ugly.

            ensued.
            After Monday night’s Cardinals game in St. Louis, a number of fans clashed with a small group of Ferguson protesters who were outside the stadium. One man taped a sign with the phrase “I am Darren Wilson” to his Jersey.

            Darren Wilson is the name of the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 8. One white Cardinals fans shouted to the crowd of protesters, who from the video seem to be mostly black, that they “need to get jobs.” Then he tells the camera: “That’s right! If they’d be working, we wouldn’t have this problem!”

            Around 2:40, the Cardinals fans drown out the demonstrators’ chants with cries of “Let’s go Darren!” At about 10:25, a women tells the crowd: “We’re the ones who gave all y’all the freedoms that you have!”

            The footage doesn’t get better — At 16:43, a Cardinals fan screams “Africa! Africa! Africa!” and others chant “USA!” to drown out the Michael Brown demonstrators. Less than a minute later, another Cardinals supporter chants “remove your hat” and an older white man tells Ferguson protesters to “pull up your pants.”

            The Ferguson protesters counter with chants of: “This is what democracy looks like.”
            Here's the video. It's long, and it's probably going to make you very sad.



            I gotta keep it one hunned here: I don't know what the Mike Brown supporters were trying to accomplish here. These "fans" were here to presumably watch a ballgame. Unless you're attempting to make a political statement about the sporting event itself (see: Redskins protestors) you're probably just wasting your time trying to convert the un-convertable. Mix in some booze and a bunch of "fans" who are waaay to amped after a win, and this is what you get.

            On the other hand, seriously, WTF? Watching people immediately resort to "we gave you your freedom", "pull up your pants", "you aren't American", "you need to get a job", "USA! USA! USA!" and "go back to Africa" is like the comments section of Breitbart.com in human flesh. I'm not even sure it would be accurate to classify these "fans" as "racist". Mentally in-deficient and completely lacking in human decorum might be a better description. Seriously, St. Louis, fuck you and your lame assed Arch.

            Question: Seriously, WTF?

            Friday, October 3, 2014

            Mom Stalks Her Child To School. Records And Facebooks It.

            Whatever happned to the days when parents just showed up at school with a switch in hand?



            Here's the full video.



            Question: Is this Mom unhinged or is this a good way to shame your child into doing the right thing?!?

            Monday, September 8, 2014

            Why Did Bruce Levenson Really Sell The Atlanta Hawks?!?

            As an avid NBA fan, one fringe benefit of having a job that requires frequent travel is that I get to go to NBA games in other cities. I'd conservatively say I've attended a game in 2/3 of NBA arenas. Some franchises (The Celtics, Knicks, Blazers) have a festive game night atmosphere that's downright amazing. Some others (The Bucks, Pistons, Raptors) are so dead you wonder if you accidentally stumbled into Barnes & Noble. The Atlanta Hawks fell somewhere in the middle the one time I went. Not dead, not certainly no Golden State Warriors.

            Getting paying fans in the seats is an ongoing problem for virtually every pro sports league except the NFL. The NBA particularly has this issue in markets like DC, Miami (pre-Big 3), and Atlanta where people are generally more transient and bring rooting interests from their 北京体彩网官方网站towns. It's not abnormal to go to a Wizards game and have 75% of the crowd cheering for the opposing team. For the people who own and market such franchises, getting fans to show up and remain engaged is a challenge, especially if the teams aren't going particularly well on the court.

            Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson apparently had some grand ideas on how to solve this problem, and stated them in an internal memo that somehow became public yesterday. The memo had some very pointed statements about black fans vs white fans, and .
            Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson has self-reported to the NBA that he sent a racist e-mail in August 2012 and will sell his interest in the team.

            Levenson reported the e-mail to the NBA in July, almost two years after it was sent but while the league was deep in litigation over the now-completed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. The investigation was ongoing when Levenson decided to leave the team.

            The e-mail, to Hawks President Danny Ferry, details Levenson's belief that the Hawks' fan base was too heavily African-American. (Scroll down for full text of the e-mail.)

            "I wrote an e-mail two years ago that was inappropriate and offensive," Levenson said in a Hawks news release Sunday morning. "I trivialized our fans by making clichéd assumptions about their interests (i.e., hip hop vs. country北京体彩网官方网站, white vs. black cheerleaders, etc.) and by stereotyping their perceptions of one another (i.e., that white fans might be afraid of our black fans). By focusing on race, I also sent the unintentional and hurtful message that our white fans are more valuable than our black fans."

            Levenson was one of the strongest critics among owners of Donald Sterling, the Clippers owner who was recorded making racist comments and quickly banned for life from the league. Levenson is stepping down, effective immediately. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, who joined the team in April after leading Turner Entertainment, will take over team operations.

            The NBA will look for a buyer now. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer set a high bar in purchasing the Clippers for $2 billion from the Sterling family, but the Hawks likely won't draw that level of interest.
            I'd encourage everyone to . It's full of a lot of misinformation and expressed an unnecessarily myopic viewpoint on why the Hawks can't draw fans. Personally, while there was plenty of "racial" commentary in the email, I didn't necessarily find it "racist", and I certainly don't understand how it compares to the Donald Sterling situation.

            Many of Levenson's comments, particularly the ones about black fans not cheering as hard, as observations I've made myself over the years of being a season ticket holder. Some of what he's saying (ie: the issues with the cheerleaders and black fans hanging at the bar) are silly. Others (black fathers not bringing their sons to the games) were spot-on from my personal experience.

            Eerily absent: any comments about the actual product on the floor. Reality is, black or white, nobody wants to spend good money to see a boring .500 team. Nobody but me, of course. Go Wizards!

            The oddest thing is the NBA's insistence that Levenson "self reported" and internal email from 2 years ago? Uhhh, sure, okay. Whatever.

            Anyways, read the email and let me know what you think.

            Question: Was this really an offense worthy of selling your portion of the team, or did Levenson just take the easy way out? How do you think this actually went down? What did you think about the email? Racist or just racial?

            Friday, August 22, 2014

            Dear White People: Sharpton & Jackson Are Not Our Leaders.

            Dear White People,

            There are almost 40 Million Black People in America. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson but two of them, and both are media personalities. They are not our "leaders". Both have done some good things, and both have their flaws. We don't hate them, but we damn sure don't "follow" them to the outlandish degree that you seem to think we do. Neither has been of much relevance since the mid 1990's. Please update your Racial Boogeymen.

            It's getting a little silly, and your continued fascination with these two guys just underscores how little of a clue you have about the Black community as a whole. Seriously, just quit it already, you're looking really stupid.

            Contrary to popular belief, Black People can, and do, think for ourselves. You know, just like White People do. It's not a revelatory concept, it's called being human.

            Sincerely,

            Black People

            P.S. Go ahead and add Louis Farrakhan to this list, just in case you had some wise idea.

            Monday, August 11, 2014

            Why I Can Only Get So Angry About The Ferguson Police Shooting.

            [Editor's Note: This is one of my infamous, un-spellchecked, stream of conscious rants. I hope you follow, I understand if you don't. Nothing here should be misconstrued as a lack of sympathy for the victim or his family. If you read it that way, then you may be missing the point. And if you're missing the point to such a wide degree, then please don't comment here.]

            Another young, unarmed black man was over the weekend, in what seems to be a summer full of such incidents.
            A city in the St. Louis metropolitan area has become incredibly tense after local police reportedly shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Saturday afternoon.

            18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officers during an encounter near the Canfield Green Apartments. According to KMOV, witnesses say Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot multiple times by an officer.

            Eyewitness, Piaget Crenshaw, 19, was waiting for a ride to work when she said she saw the police officer attempting to place Brown in the rear seat of a squad car.

            She then observed the teen, hands in the air, attempt to flee. Several shots were fired at Brown as he ran, Crenshaw said, striking him in the head and chest.

            Crenshaw said police asked and she complied with a request that she turn photos of the scene over to authorities.

            Dorian Johnson said he was walking with Brown in the middle of the street when a police car pulled up. The officer told the teens to use the sidewalk, according to Johnson.

            After an exchange of words, the officer shot Brown even after he raised his hands in the air, Johnson said.

            The officer “shot again, and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” Johnson told KMOV. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.”

            Almost instantly, the scene of Brown’s death became ground zero for local outrage. Residents posted stark images from the scene to social media, including the below photo with the teenager’s corpse laying facedown in the street.

            The genesis of this was a physical confrontation,” Jon Belmar, chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, said at a Sunday news conference.

            The officer tried to leave his vehicle just before the shooting on Saturday afternoon, but Brown pushed him back into the car, “where he physically assaulted the police officer” and struggled over the officer’s weapon, Belmar said.

            A shot was fired inside the police car, and Brown was eventually shot about 35 feet away from the vehicle, Belmar said, adding few details because he didn’t want to “prejudice” the case.

            Police have not yet revealed what prompted the incident, but have confirmed that it was their officer who fired at Brown. Hundreds of local residents reportedly swarmed the scene, some chanting obscenities at the police.
            Having seen extensive coverage of the incident, I'm not buying the cops story here. This happened in broad daylight and in plain view of dozens, if not hundreds of people. They don't have any reason to lie. If they say the boy turned and had his hands up, then I'm going to believe them. It's not like dozens of black people had the time to congress and corroborate their story. So yeah, the cops shot this kid, even after he had turned and assumed the position. Nothing the police say, or do at this point will change the fact that they took a woman's child for no reason. They were wrong. Period. The cop who did this should face murder charges. Period.

            But I'm sorry if I can't get all that upset about this one. Yes, it's tragic that this boy was shot and killed. But come on, when I'm seeing ...
            Police in Prince George’s County say a 2-year-old girl was killed after being struck by gunfire.

            Police say they were called to the 6900 block of Forest Terrace in Landover, Md. on Sunday and discovered the child. The girl was taken to the hospital where she died. Police say there was a fight between two men at the residence and that one man left and returned to open fire.

            Police say the girl does not appear to have been the target and that they are searching for the suspect, who ran away after the shooting.
            ......
            A man was found shot to death inside a Prince George’s County 北京体彩网官方网站 early Thursday morning, and police have ruled it a homicide.

            Police were called to a 北京体彩网官方网站 in the 9900 block of Chessington Way in Mitchellville just after 5:30 a.m. for the report of gunshots. When officers arrived they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

            Homicide detectives are at the scene investigating. Police say there is no threat to the community.
            ......
            A 30-year-old woman charged with fatally stabbing her mother in a Columbia Heights apartment told police that she may have been high on PCP during the attack, after which she tried to take her own life, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court Friday.

            The document says the suspect, Kieva Lynette Hooks, told a police detective that she had been arguing with her mother. She then broke down in tears and said, “I feel bad about what I did to my mom,” the affidavit says.

            Hooks was charged with second-degree murder while armed and ordered held until a preliminary hearing Aug. 11. The body of her mother, Tajuana Lynn Hooks, 54, was found Thursday morning on the floor, next to a couch, in a first-floor apartment in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW.
            All of those incidents, involving black suspects and black victims, happened this week in the DC area. There were no protests. There was no Al Sharpton.[1] There was no call to action. No marches. No catchy hashtags. No Nancy Grace. Nothing.

            Those people's lives didn't matter to us, because the people who shot them look like us. Their murders were garden variety. Don't get me wrong, I fully understand the visceral reaction to incidents involving police shooting unarmed people, and the media attention that follows such incidents. That outrage is because power was misused by those who should be there to protect us. But bullets don't discriminate. Whether from a cop, an errant driveby, an intruder, or a daughter, the net result is the same. A person senselessly killed.

            So I'm sorry if I'm not pouring out tears for Michael Brown. And I don't say that with any trace of sarcasm. Not when I had a nephew murdered in broad daylight last summer and nobody cared enough to tell the cops who did it, even though they all know. I guess I've just gotten so desensitized to black murder that the circumstances which lead to it don't even phase me anymore. And that bothers me. I hope it bothers you, because the net result is the same. Death. Pointless death. One of these days, we, collectively, will get angry enough as a society to do something about this. I pray we will.

            On a completely unrelated note, what's up with this sh*t? Some negroes in Ferguson said "eff' a peaceful protest . Because Michael Brown would have wanted that.
            Protests over the slaying of a teenage boy reportedly turned violent on Sunday evening in the Missouri city of Ferguson.

            On Saturday afternoon a police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed at the time, setting off a wave of protests. Read our extensive coverage of the incident here.

            Portions of the crowds gathered for a vigil on Sunday have reportedly turned violent. Footage emerged on social media of crowds swarming a QuickTrip convenience store, looting and causing damage. The latest on-scene reports indicate the QuickTrip is now “burning,” and rioters have moved on to other local shops.

            KMOV-TV alleges that protestors also smashed out a window of their live news truck. According to multiple outlets, riot police have been called to the scene.
            Expressing your anger at the police shooting by looting a beauty supply store? Werd?



            The only thing standing between black people reaching our collective excellence is niggers like this.

            Question: What do you think? Why don't we as a collective community find black-on-black shootings as enraging? Is the media's tendency to trump up stories of black-on-white crime or police shootings while damn near ignoring black-on-black shootings a strange Grand Hu$tle that makes us feel like black life is without value? Have I turned into Black Bill O'Reilly or are you also outraged that you aren't more outraged about this latest police shooting? Why is there such a sense of nihilism in the black community regarding garden variety black-on-black crime?

            [1] BTW, I love Al Shapton, so there's no shots fired here.

            Wednesday, July 16, 2014

            Great Moments In Modern American Racism.

            We all know that racism officially ended on January 22nd, 2009 with the election of the country北京体彩网官方网站's first black President. Apparently a lot of "Real Americans" didn't get that memo.

            These are there stories...

            I grew up in Klan Kountry. My rural suburb of Raleigh, NC was right on the cusp of one of the biggest clusters of KKK members in the state. It was commonplace for them to march in Christmas/Thanksgiving parades. I went to school with many of their kids, I'm sure. And in the winter, you could easily see their bonfires in the distance through the woods from my (all black) neighborhood.

            Oddly, they never actually caused any real trouble. They were just a toothless sideshow. A handful of grown men who had been castrated of any actual power to invoke fear in others. They were sorta sad, pathetic, and comical. To my knowledge, however, none of them were actually !!!
            Echoing the once-segregated South, a Florida deputy police chief has resigned and an officer has been fired after the FBI reported that both belonged to the Ku Klux Klan

            Fruitland Park Deputy Chief David Borst has denied involvement with the notorious white-hooded hate group that emerged after the Civil War and continued to terrorize and murder blacks through the mid-20th century.

            The 49-year-old Borst, a department veteran of more than 20 years, was also fire chief for the Lake County city of 5,000, about 40 miles northwest of Orlando. He resigned both posts Thursday after being confronted with the FBI report.

            Officer George Hunnewell, who was demoted last year over performance and attitude complaints, was fired Friday by Chief Terry Isaacs.

            The state attorney's office is reviewing every arrest made by the officers and giving particular scrutiny to cases involving minorities, Isaacs said.

            It the second time in five years that Klansmen have been found in the Fruitland Park Police Department. In 2009, Officer James Elkins resigned after photographs showed him in a white robe and pointy hood, and he later admitted he was a leader of the local KKK.
            Uhhh, seriously... how does sh*t like this happen? Who's working in HR for the Fruitland Park Police Department? David Duke?



            A Tea Party Congressional candidate is in hot water for for... wait for it... illegals!!!!
            Arizona state congressman (and national congressional candidate) Adam Kwasman intercepted a bus full of migrant children in Phoenix Tuesday, tweeting, “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law.”

            Or so he thought. Kwasman was caught short when Arizona Central reporter Brahm Resnik informed him the bus he lamented was actually full of YMCA campers, who another reporter said were “laughing and taking pictures of the media.”

            “I was actually able to see some of the children in the buses. The fear on their faces…. This is not compassion,” Kwasman was telling the reporter when Resnik broke the news to him.

            “You know that was a bus with YMCA kids?” Resnik asked.

            “Well, they were sad too,” Kwasman said. A moment later, he conceded, “That was a mistake,” and deleted the tweet.
            I totally understand why and how this guy got himself into such a predicament. I mean, seriously, those brown kids are coming over the border quicker than NBA owners are signing marginal players to bad contracts. Whouda thunk a bus full of brown kids might actually be, you know, American citizens out on a field trip. This happens to the best of us. Nothing to see here. Movin' right along...

            I remember the days when I could watch local news and not get a side of some jackass' biased social commentary. Unless said jackass is NBC4 DC's Jim Vance. That brother can talk as much random sh*t as he likes. He's an OG of the news game. So yeah, maybe I'm a little biased myself. But nothing excuses this on broadcast recently.
            News 12 New Jersey reporter Sean Bergin has reportedly been suspended for comments he made on-the-air Sunday evening about the black community.

            After reporting on a suspect in the fatal shooting of Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago, Bergin told his viewers that News 12 was “besieged” with phone calls from police officials “furious that we would give media coverage to the life of a cop killer.”

            Those complaints were “understandable,” Bergin said. “We decided to air it because it’s important to shine a light on the anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities.”

            He then made the controversial argument that led to his reported suspension:

            It has made the police officer’s job impossible and it has got to stop. The underlying cause of all of this, of course: Young black men growing up without fathers. Unfortunately, no one in the news media has the courage to touch that subject.

            According to TheBlaze’s Jason Howerton, a source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the suspension of unspecified length. Bergin has, thus far, been asked not to come into the office on Monday and Tuesdayas station brass figure out what to do.

            The segment itself has also apparently been scrubbed from the News 12 website.
            Nobody's saying white people can't speak on what's happening in the black community. Nobody.



            But there's a time and place for everything. Reporters do just that. Report the facts. Your personal opinion has no place here. Read what's on the teleprompter and shut the f*ck up.

            But nah, racism doesn't exist anymore. It's just a figment of the imagination, right?

            Question: What's with these three stories? Are these people actually racist, or merely misunderstood? What was your read on the Anthony Cumia story (that I totally missed blogging about)?

            Monday, June 30, 2014

            Arizona State Profressor Catches Beatdown For Jaywalking While Black.

            Just watch the video, and then answer the question below.



            Question: What's your read on this story? Were the cops justified in their actions? Should the professor have just shut up and complied? What would you do?

            Monday, April 28, 2014

            The Problem With Donald Sterling (And The NBA).

            . I suppose I'm obligated to discuss it here.
            Donald Sterling wasn’t in a courtside seat Sunday afternoon, where he would’ve had an up-close view of what his coarse words and corrosive opinions did to his Los Angeles Clippers.

            The team was drained and unenthusiastic despite a crucial NBA playoff game in Oakland, Calif., against the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers’ most impactful action in a decisive loss came during pregame warmups, when they gathered at midcourt and peeled off their team-issued warmup jackets to reveal red shirts turned inside-out to hide the team logo — a sign of protest against the team’s 80-year-old owner, who allegedly made racist remarks to a girlfriend that were recorded and posted Saturday on the Web site TMZ.

            The report is the latest in a series of allegations of racial and gender discrimination against Sterling, a real estate mogul and the longest-tenured team owner in a league whose player pool is more than three-quarters African American.

            In the recording, a man identified as Sterling scolded the woman, identified as V. Stiviano, for posting to Instagram photographs of herself with African Americans and for attending Clippers games with them.

            Sterling’s history paints a picture of a man who has let slip bigoted beliefs for years — and has, at least so far, sidestepped major repercussions. He was sued in 1996 for sexual harassment. In 2003 he testified in a separate court case that he occasionally paid women for sex. The same year, Sterling was sued by 19 tenants of a building he owned, along with the Housing Rights Center; they claimed Sterling’s employees refused repairs to black tenants and frequently threatened to evict them. Sterling settled the case for an undisclosed sum.

            In 2009, Sterling spent $2.73 million to settle another suit, this time brought by the Justice Department, which alleged Sterling refused to rent his apartments to non-Korean tenants, preferring that black and Hispanic prospective tenants look elsewhere. The lawsuit quoted Sterling as saying in sworn testimony that “Hispanics smoke, drink and just hang around the building,” adding that “black tenants smell and attract vermin.”

            Sterling also feuded with Elgin Baylor, a Washington native, NBA legend and the Clippers’ general manager for 22 years. Baylor, who has declined commenting publicly this weekend, sued Sterling in 2009 for discrimination and wrongful termination. In the lawsuit, Baylor, who is African American, alleged Sterling built his franchise with the “vision of a Southern plantation-type structure” and accused the team owner of a “pervasive and ongoing racist attitude.” A jury ruled in Sterling’s favor in 2011.

            Nothing, though, has attracted attention like the recorded conversation that TMZ obtained and posted Saturday. Some have called for Silver to force Sterling to sell the Clippers, and others have said publicly that Sterling should face significant sanctions if the voice on the audio is proved to be his.
            Let's not kid ourselves here: there is no defending what Sterling says here. Period. No qualifications. I'm sick of people who have made this a Conservative/Liberal issue (stop it already), a privacy issue (bullsh*t[1]) a free speech issue (free speech doesn't mean free of consequences) or an issue on par with the civil rights movement (please, kill the hyperbole) in some way.

            Nope, what's here is an employer, making comments about his employees that would constitute creating a hostile work environment in 99% of workplaces. And yes, if the CEO of your company said something similar, he'd be in trouble as well.

            My biggest issue here isn't necessarily with Sterling. It's with the NBA itself, which has allowed this racist ingrate to own a team for 3 decades, despite plenty of prior evidence that he is in fact, a racist ingrate. New commissioner Adam Silver is playing things as well as he possibly can thus far, as he's obviously beholden to owners first, players second. So yeah, good job, Mr. Silver. But if you're gonna move to have Sterling ousted, make sure it's clearly understood that this isn't merely because his golddigging girlfriend[2] secretly taped him saying some really racist sh*t. Nope, make it because Sterling has a well publicized history of doing some really racist sh*t, and this was just the tipping point.

            On a somewhat related note, I hate that the Clippers had to stage that paltry "protest" prior to yesterday's game, then came out and got their asses handed to them by the Warriors. To me, it sorta seems like they spent a bit too much time watching ESPN and worrying about how to publicly respond, when they really shoulda just kept their heads down, focused on the task at hand (winning a crucial game) and let others (like Lebron James, whose comments were spot-on and pretty brave) speak on their behalf. Getting blown out is the absolute last way to stick it to Da' Man, especially when Da' Man is your employer. Play for the fans and each other. Eff' the racist owner.

            I obviously think Sterling should be removed as owner, just as Marge Schott was, and just as Rush Limbaugh was prevented from becoming. The NBA is a multibillion dollar, worldwide corporate entity. It has no place for idiots like Donald Sterling.

            Question: What should the NBA do to Donald Sterling? Should Magic Johnson be allowed to buy the team now?

            [1] In a normal workplace, management can be held responsible for things said off the record, and away from/after office hours. The NBA is no different.

            [2] Seriously, sista, what's up with you? #BlackGirlLost

            Friday, April 25, 2014

            Why Cliven Bundy's Views On Slavery Aren't Really That Shocking.

            don't really shock me, or for that matter even offend me. They're par for the course.
            Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African Americans were "better off as slaves" because slavery taught work skills and enhanced family life.

            Bundy, who has waged a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, insisting he has a right to graze hundreds of head of cattle on public lands without paying fees, has been surrounded by citizen militias that have converged on his ranch in rural Bunkerville after armed federal officials moved in to remove Bundy’s cattle.

            Over the weekend, Bundy spoke to supporters about general issues involved in the standoff. Suddenly, he took a turn and began discoursing on African Americans and public welfare.

            “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said in comments quoted by the New York Times. He recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.”

            He added: “And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

            Conservative lawmakers in Washington, who have so far supported Bundy, have blasted his remarks, including Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who had previously referred to the gray-haired rancher as a patriot.
            Much like Paula Deen, I'd actually be more shocked that a person his age who lives on the fringes of society wasn't racist. It is what it is.

            Maybe ole' Cliven had a point though. I mean, living in public housing is fairly demoralizing and whatnot. Living on a plantation, whith free room and board in exchange for a few leisurely hours of work was much better by comparison. Blacks had a much better sense of work ethic then, and their families were so much closer knit, once you get beyond rape, lynching, forcible separation, the fact that they were liberally traded property and whatnot. Yeah, those were the days!

            The funniest part of this whole ordeal has been watching the very Conservatives (including many elected officials!) who got behind Bundy's armed anti-government crusade backpedal faster than Richard Sherman in an effort to distance themselves from this guy. Three days ago they loved the guy more than single white chicks love Jim Halpert[1], now they hate him more than Spotify users hate Flo From Those Progressive commercials.[2]

            There's a teachable moment here for everyone, especially talking heads like Hannity, Limbaugh, and Co.

            Pick your heroes wisely. They just might not be as heroic as you think.

            Question: What's your two cents on this story?

            [1] Is there an equivalent "perfect, albeit completely fictitious" boyfriend/husband for single black chicks? Just curious.

            [2] Seriously though. You're really getting into your playlist and then, boom! Another Flo ad! Arghhhh. This is the price you pay for totally free music I guess.

            Wednesday, April 23, 2014

            The State Of Georgia Now Allows You To Pack Heat At Church. Yes, Church.

            are precisely why I'm keeping my black a$$ close to the Mason/Dixon.
            Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday signed legislation significantly expanding gun rights in the state. The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history," expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms.

            The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship.

            Democrats resisted the proposal, although they conceded it would pass in the GOP-dominated House of Representatives. They argued that allowing guns in more places will not make society safer and may lead to more deaths.

            Under the bill, school districts would now be able, if they wanted, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions. The bill also eliminates the fingerprinting requirement for renewing weapons carry licenses.

            According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the legislation prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of licensed weapons carriers and repeals the state-required license for firearms dealers.

            Colin Goddard, who survived the 2007 campus shooting at Virginia Tech, told Georgia Public Broadcasting he's alarmed by a provision that waives criminal prosecution of felons who use illegal firearms in the act of self-defense. “The stand your ground expansion is truly a new type of stand your ground as we know it,” Goddard said. “To expand it in such a way to remove all carrying or possession offenses is really unprecedented.”
            Note to self: next time we're driving to Disneyland, make a detour through Tennessee.

            Question: Just how badly is this going to eventually end? Do any of these "regressive" new laws make logical sense to you?

            Monday, April 7, 2014

            Is Jay-Z A Five Percenter?!? Of Course Not.

            .
            Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world.

            These are just some of the ­beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation ­medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.

            Last week, all eyes at the Barclays Center weren’t on Jay Z’s better half, Beyoncé — but on the coaster-size golden pendant swinging from the rapper’s neck as the couple sat courtside. Asked once if the group’s symbol — an eight-pointed star with the number 7 in the middle — held any meaning for him, the rapper shrugged, “A little bit.”

            So what exactly do Five Percenters believe?

            The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally,” says Michael Muhammad Knight, an author of two books on the radical group.

            “Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”

            Some followers take exception to those who transform their flag into a fashion accessory.

            “Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him” Saladin Allah, a representative of the group’s upstate region, told The Post. “It was always understood that you don’t wear the ­regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.”
            This story should end with that last paragraph. Anyone with common sense and with at least one cousin who dabbled with all that God Body sh*t in the mid 90's should know Jay-Z is just wearing the necklace because it looks sorta cool (which it does) not because he thinks white folks are the devil. Not the very same white folks he sided with in the Barney's controversy last year. Or the same white folks he sided with to evict black tentants via eminent domain to build a basketball arena in Brooklyn. Or the same white folks he's siding with the sell everything from shoes, to headphones, to lousy watered down domestic beer. So yeah, enough of that dumb sh*t. Jay-Z only worships one master. Hint: it's colored green.

            But this being America and all, expect Conservatives to abandon the concept of critical thinking (and google) run with this one and somehow many it about Obama. Because America.

            Seriously, Jigga Man, take that dumb sh*t off.

            NYC Cops And Firemen Go To A Fight. A Hockey Match Breaks Out.

            New York City's finestthis past weekend. The result... less than fine.
            A large brawl broke out during an annual charity hockey match between New York City police and firefighters on Long Island.

            Videos posted online show players from both teams clearing the bench and throwing punches while referees are seen trying to break up the fights. Hockey sticks and gloves are seen littered about the ice.

            Newsday reports the fights began during the second period of the match at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Sunday as both teams were tied 3-3. The NYPD eventually won 8-5. The fire and police departments both declined to comment.

            Although witnesses said fan loyalties were decidedly even during the game, a YouTube video of the thuggish display captured fans loudly chanting “PD sucks, PD sucks” during the brouhaha.

            The brawl led to a 25-minute delay as equipment was picked up and refs made laundry lists of penalized and ejected players.

            The cop in the stands said he’s been coming to this NYPD-FDNY game for 20 years and had never seen a bench-clearing, cop-firefighter brawl before.

            Despite numerous black eyes and bruises, no players appeared to be seriously injured.
            For a police force often criticized about use of excessive force, you'd think these guys would know how to better behave themselves. Nope.



            I'm no cop-basher. Two of my good friends are cops here in the DC Area. Theirs is a difficult job, which is seldom appreciated. But come on, this sh*t right here is inexcusable. Grown men playing a glorified pickup game can't resist their own primal urges, even when the cause is for charity. Some are excusing this by noting that fights are commonplace in hockey, which is the dumbest cop-out I've ever heard. Bench clearing brawls occasionally happen in the NBA, but that wouldn't excuse a fight in a cops/firemen charity basketball game.

            Let's just call this what it is, a bunch of jerks chanelling their inner Gretzkys and behaving like the very thugs they're supposed to be protecting the rest of us from.

            Inexcusable.

            Tuesday, March 18, 2014

            Disillusioned Obama Supporter Hilariously Burns T-Shirt In Protest.

            "Youth is wasted on the young". It's an adage that's typically blabbed by over the hill guys like me, but it's not without validity. When you're young, you have outlandishly idealistic ideas about how the world should operate, and scant experience in how it actually does. The "hope" hasn't been drained from you yet, which is in fact a lovely thing. Because seriously, no 20 year old should already feel that all things aren't possible. It's pretty sad to see people who've already quit being optimistic at an age when the world should be your proverbial oyster.

            Which is why I can't watch this video and do anything other than laugh.



            Well isn't that cute? Little Carey Wedler is disappointed that a politician actually turned out to be a politician, and not some Magical Negro who would live up to her every hope and dream. Pour out a lil' of your $7 latte and bemoan the day when this poor girl realized there was no Santa Claus.

            Much like Knicks fans salivating over today's arrival of Phil Jackson[1], someone should have sat Ms. Wedler down in 2007 and explained the harsh reality of headed her way. But that would have been cruel. She had to learn the hard way, I suppose.

            Question: What did you think of this young lady's self-serving public denouncement of her support for Obama? Did the GOP just gain a new voter or did this girl finally realize there's no Tooth Fairy?

            [1] Trust me Knicks fans, this will get waaaay uglier before it gets prettier. It has to if it's going to actually work. And given the scores of other "saviors" that arrived at MSG and left without guiding the franchise to the promised land, I'm thinking this ends badly. No disrespect to Phil Jackson, of course, but still...